Black History Month

Administrator : January 30, 2015 2:14 pm : Elkhart Public Library

7917134140_64e7cf42ff_zIn 1976, President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month, a time for the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” It is also known as National African-American History month.

Dunlap “Black History Read”

The Dunlap Branch will offer children and teens a small prize for every Black History book read in February — fiction or nonfiction. Each book you read will also earn an entry for the grand prize drawing to be held the first week in March. (It counts if a parent or caregiver reads a book to you.)

Book Displays

For your convenience, several of our locations have Black History materials on display, or in a special area for easy access.


For a fascinating browsing experience, explore Elkhart Public Library Black History Links, a comprehensive collection of links to history, biographies, images, art, and a wide range of African American accomplishments and contributions to American culture.

Book Lists

 Photograph: African-American History Monument – State Capitol Grounds Columbia, SC by Ron Cogswell is used with permission under Creative Commons License 2.0.
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Paws to Read

Administrator : October 14, 2014 10:43 am : Elkhart Public Library

SL-Paws to ReadKids, ages 5 and up! Come to the Main Library on Saturday, October 25 from 11:00-12:00 and read to Amber, a trained therapy dog from Pet Partners.

Kids can sign-up for 15 minutes of reading time with Amber!

Parents, this is an excellent opportunity for your children to improve their reading skills and gain self-confidence. Sign-up today by calling 522-2223!

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